I hope this is good ~duckling trouble~

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by xIndigoSkyx, May 13, 2011.

  1. xIndigoSkyx

    xIndigoSkyx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I thought I saw him internally pipping last night when I candled them all. this morning I checked and he still is... Is that okay or is he pipping to early?
     
  2. pete55

    pete55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi

    What did you see that made you think your egg had internally pipped last night?

    How many days incubation is the egg at to make you think it's pipped early?

    Pete [​IMG]
     
  3. NoseyChickens

    NoseyChickens Feathers On The Ground

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    Also if your eggs are pipping you should not be handling them. They should be in "lockdown" where you do NOT open the incubator. A change in humidity level can shrink wrap (where the membrane shrinks around the duckling or chick) the ducks inside the eggs making it impossible for them to hatch, and killing them. If they are under a broody the same thing can happen if you are hadnlng them during hatching.
     
  4. xIndigoSkyx

    xIndigoSkyx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He's supposed to hatch tomorrow and I was just candling to see if he would hatch today or tomorrow or Sunday. I was just making sure I didn't open the box and kill them... And I stopped openin it since I saw him moving but I dunno.... Me thinks he'll hatch on Sunday or tomorrow
     

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